Have you voted yet??
The voting period for the 2018 municipal election opened at 9:00 a.m. on October 12 and runs until 8:00 p.m. on October 22. You can vote at any time during this period. Voting is by Internet and Telephone ONLY and similar to previous Vote-By-Mail elections in the Township, there are no polling stations. However, voting can be done from home or virtually anywhere else in the world with access to Internet or Telephone, and the use of a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet. Public Internet access is available in the Township at the Tavistock and Innerkip Library branches, during their regular hours of operation.
Here are two quick stats, as of October 19th, regarding the 2018 election:
- Since September 10th, 163 people have added their name to the Voter’s List – Are you on the List?
If you did not receive a “Voter Instruction Letter” (VIL) in the mail, it means you were not included on the Voter’s List at the time when the VILs were printed and mailed out. If you have not already done so, please visit the Voter Help Centre (Township Office – 90 Loveys Street, Hickson) in person (no email or fax information can be accepted) to make any additions, deletions or corrections to the Voter’s List. You will need to complete the prescribed Form and provide identification showing proof of your name and qualifying address. Once your name has been added to the Voter’s List, a VIL containing your unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be printed right away for you (no additional trip to the Voter Help Centre is required). Once you have your VIL, you are ready to vote!
PLEASE NOTE: If you received a VIL in the mail and are not an eligible elector at the qualifying address noted in the letter, DO NOT use the credentials contained in the VIL to vote. Instead, please return the letter to the Voter Help Centre. It is illegal to represent yourself as an eligible elector when you are not and vote. It is also illegal to open another person’s mail and/or represent yourself as another person and steal their right to vote. All of these acts carry serious penalties, as defined by law.
Since the voting period opened on October 12th, 20.5% of eligible electors in the Township have already voted – Have you voted yet?
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (519) 462-2697